career, Cults, Human Trafficking

Moccachino (Canada) half frappaccino half café mocha

A cappuccino would be nice-take me out of the cold-into a library or something

This blog post is about human trafficking as a local issue. Click on the word scan below and view an article from Toronto Life about what happens at the bus stop: scan When you see this article you will change your mind about how you view a cup of coffee and sitting at the library reading, researching and trawling.

Like, it’s so unfair that women like these guys had no way to express themselves so they got trafficked. If you really look at these personality types, they’re snowboarders. I mean, look at the way they’re dressed!

career, Shocking True Stories

Ontario Carnegie Libraries from a Patron Saint

Ontario Carnegie Libraries from a Patron Saint

This article provides information on Andrew Carnegie and the library buildings he donated to Canadian communities in the early 1900’s. The reasons Carnegie invested in public libraries are discussed throughout the world. He was a very rich fellow at 30 years old. When he was near the retirement stage in his life he sold his steel company for over 480 million dollars. He felt that it was his responsibility (along with all the other mega-wealthy people) to donate money to good causes. This movement was called philanthropy. Andrew decided that he wanted to pass on the life’s lesson that education should be free. He ended up donating a fortune to different educational projects and specifically libraries which gave people a free education. In Canada, 125 libraries were donated by Mr. Carnegie: the “Patron Saint of Libraries (Krass 419).

career, hobbies

Bibliotheque Mazarine – Paris, France

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Saint-Germain – Luxembourg District 06, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
The Bibliothèque Mazarine (biblijɔtɛk mazaʁin) is the oldest public library in France. The Bibliothèque Mazarine was initially the personal library of Cardinal Mazarin (1602-1661), who was a great bibliophile. His first library, arranged by his librarian, Gabriel Naudé, was dispersed when he had to flee Paris during the Fronde.

He then began a second library with what was left of the first, assisted by the successor to Naudé, François de La Poterie. At his death he bequeathed his library, which he had opened to scholars since 1643, to the Collège des Quatre-Nations which he had founded in 1661. Reopened in 1682, the Mazarin library has occupied the eastern wing of the Bâtiments du Collège since its inception. The Collège des Quatre-Nations became in 1805 the Palais de l’Institut de France.

By the time of the French Revolution, the Bibliothèque Mazarine sheltered more than 60,000 volumes. The library became public and received a considerable number of books seized from the nobles or from religious congregations. Among its collection of 2,370 incunabula is a specimen of the Gutenberg Bible known as the Bible Mazarine.

Former French president François Mitterrand’s once illegitimate and hidden daughter Mazarine Pingeot is said to be named after this library because of her parents’ love for books.